Angola Visa Policy

Learn about Angola’s visa policy and learn about the entry requirements for travelers of your nationality.

Visa policy for Angola

The visa policy of Angola outlines the type of visa or travel authorization required by each foreign traveler to enter the country.

The entry requirements vary according to factors such as the individual’s nationality, the purpose of the trip, and the intended length of stay in Angola.

Angola has an electronic visa, or e-Visa, available to visitors from certain countries. This online entry permit is valid for short stays and can be used for tourism or business.

Nationals of most other countries must obtain their visa for Angola from an embassy, including for short-term visits.

Any foreign national who wishes to relocate to and/or perform employed work in the country must obtain the relevant visa(s) and permit(s) from an Angolan embassy or consulate. This may include an Angola work visa, residency permit, study visa, or long-term stay visa.

Angola also has a visa on arrival option available for certain travelers. This can be obtained at the border if the individual meets all the relevant conditions. However, this comes with the drawback of having to stand in line on arrival and with the risk of being denied entry if there is a problem with processing the supporting paperwork.

Finally, nationals of a select few countries enjoy visa exemption for Angola, meaning that they can enter the country without a visa, using only their passports.

Find out more about Angola’s visa policy in the comprehensive guide to the rules and regulations regarding entry to the country below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Angola

According to the Angolan visa policy, many foreign nationals require a visa to visit Angola for tourism.

There are a number of types of tourist visa for Angola. The kind required depends on the traveler’s nationality.

The Angola e-Visa, which can be obtained online prior to traveling to the country, grants permission to visit for tourism. It is available to individuals of various eligible nationalities and is considered to be the quickest and easier option when it comes to getting an Angolan tourist visa.

The e-Visa permits the tourist to stay in Angola for up to 30 days. For longer visits, an embassy visa will be needed.

The Angola visa on arrival also allows holders to enter as tourists, but can be less convenient to obtain. Applicants must queue at immigration control to fill out the form and wait while it is processed.

Holders of passports issued by countries that are not eligible for the e-Visa or visa on arrival must get their Angola tourist visa from an embassy or consulate.

See below a map showing which nationalities require the different sorts of tourist visas to visit Angola.

Angola e-Visa

The Angola electronic visa (e-Visa) is a digital entry permit that is obtained by completing an online application form.

It is available to holders of passports issued by over 65 different countries.

The Angola e-Visa allows the bearer to visit the African nation for the purposes of tourism and/or business.

Once granted, it is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. During this time, the holder may enter Angola on a single occasion or multiple times, depending on their preference.

Upon each entry to Angola, the traveler is permitted to spend a maximum of 30 days in the country with the e-Visa before leaving. If a visitor wishes to stay for longer, they must either leave and re-enter the country or obtain a different visa covering long stays, which can be applied for at an embassy.

The e-Visa for Angola can be obtained online by entering the traveler’s personal and passport details in a visa application form, answering travel-related questions, and providing digital copies (scans) of supporting documents.

Consult the list below to find the nationalities that are eligible to apply online for an Angola e-Visa.

Angola e-Visa: Country list

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Timor Leste
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa On Arrival for Angola

The Angola visa on arrival is obtained at border control when arriving in the country. Travelers must wait in line to fill out a visa application form and pay the processing fee.

Nationals of over 125 different countries are eligible for the visa on arrival for Angola.

The visa on arrival can only be used to enter the country a single time, which is done after receiving it.

It is valid for a total of 30 days, meaning that this is the maximum amount of time that the holder can spend in Angola.

It is necessary to obtain an e-receipt online before departing for Angola and bring a printed copy to the border, along with the traveler’s passport and supporting documents. These include proof of accommodation with dates matching those on the visa application.

The Angola visa on arrival is only available from the following ports of entry:

  • Quatro de Fevereiro Airport (Luanda)
  • Lubango Airport
  • Massabi (Republic of the Congo border)
  • Luau (Democratic Republic of the Congo border)
  • Curoca (Namibia border)
  • Calai (Namibia border)
  • Katwitwi (Namibia border)

Waiting to apply for a visa on arrival carries a risk of being turned away at the border. Travelers who choose this visa option are advised to be certain that they have all the necessary documentation in order before embarking on a journey to Angola.

If any of the supporting documents are missing or incorrect, the visa application could be rejected and the individual may be forced to return home.

Travelers who are eligible to apply for the e-Visa in advance are advised to do so for this reason.

See below the list of countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for Angola.

Visa On Arrival for Angola: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Angola

Nationals of several countries must go to an Angolan embassy or consulate to apply for a visa. This extends to short visits for tourism and business.

Angola’s visa policy dictates that over 45 different nationalities must obtain an embassy visa to visit the country for any reason or length of time.

In addition, all travelers must obtain the relevant visa from an embassy if they plan to stay in Angola for longer than 30 days and/or for a purpose that does not fall under tourism or business.

Foreign nationals who need a work visa, study visa, residence permit, or long-stay visa must fill out an application at an embassy in order to obtain it, in accordance with the Angola immigration policy.

See below the list of countries whose nationals must apply for an embassy visa for any visit to Angola.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Angola: Country list

  • Aland Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa Not Required for Angola

A small number of countries enjoy visa exemption for Angola; this means that their citizens can enter the country freely without a visa, showing only their passport at border control.

Nationals of fewer than 5 countries can currently visit Angola visa-free.

Visa exemption only extends for 30 days. Even citizens of these 5 countries must apply for the relevant visa option(s) if they intend to stay longer than this length of time.

Find the countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter Angola in the list below.

Visa Not Required for Angola: Country list

  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa

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